There’s three beautiful leaves on each Shamrock, and likewise three elements under the umbrella of our beloved club, mentioned above.
I’ll ramble about all three in the hope of catching everyone’s attention 😉
The team have their third biggest game of the season today, but have been apart instead of building upon that feel good factor, and key players have put in serious air miles.
The occasion should lift our bhoys, but ultimately this game is about one thing, the win. We would all forgive a boring one nil. It’s the result that counts here.
However I can’t help but feel the troops shall try to enjoy themselves on that big pitch, one step from a final. Ange is all about goals, so shall instruct his charges to attack, attack, attack.
Part of me wonders if he had Mikey Johnson to himself for a couple weeks, and could that produce any magic? I wouldnt state we shall witness the first choice eleven, which is strange to say given how important semi finals are, they do tend to see the first eleven.
However given what we know of Ange, he believes semi final are there to win, so we shall witness his current first choice eleven for a must win game, as opposed to say a European away tie where some pragmatism may kick in and we might see a different eleven, one designed to contain an opponent and hit on the break.
Simply put, he’s a horse’s for course’s man, when it suits.
There’s nothing wrong with that, only a high quality team can send the same first eleven out without any changes time after time and expect them to successfully cope with every style of opponent they meet. Even a high quality team will get tweaked, see Rafa the Gaffa and his different starting eleven every game, Pochettino was of a similar vein at Spurs.
As such I think we shall see the more attack minded midfield trio of DT, Tam, and Calmac, damn the defensive midfielder.
It might be worth keeping an eye on their keeper, given we could be in the hunt for a back-up.
The trio under Joe just wont cut the mustard, someone more solid is called for, and some cut price sales.
I’m expecting a great game as Champions rarely give up the crown easily, but I do expect a victory, a statement victory.
A great day out for the support and also a great chance to scout any interesting opposition. Ange will be desperate for that cup, expect the Bhoys to be fired up.
I’ll go for 3-1 the Hoops.
I’ve read many observations post AGM regarding the club and it’s structure. There is a lot of frustration out there, at the same time there’s also a void.
The void being some meaningful way to have the average fans opinion taken onboard.
Someone might come up with that, but I’m starting to think those running the national sport shall chance their arm once too many times, and get turned on.
A(nother) new Rangers for instance?
Bad ref call costs the title?
There’s a need for an umbrella group of Tims yes, but also there’s a need for connection and communication with other affected followers of the national sport.
Each professional club that adheres by the break even or FFP initiative should kick up hell when another group member throws those rules out the window! In what other business is this acceptable?
A coalition of various clubs supporters deserves investigating.
Meanwhile its incumbent upon the Tims to either take an existing supporter organization and ‘fix’ it, or create a new one,,,the real deal.
Overall, it cannot be stated the club is in good hands whilst the share price steadily drops. Why aren’t other major investors acting as they lose cash?
Lowest share price since his purchase (I think), and a rowdy AGM with two board appointments forced against the floors wishes, it’s clear a new approach is needed.
Will other big investors demand a new approach? The younger Desmond would be a bad appointment in that it would hark back to the family dynasty’s era.
They can ride it out, but if share price keeps dropping DD and other investors will have big decisions to make.
The Liverpool support walked out early over twenties plenty, Beachball Sunday was a polite way of saying we know you’re all assholes to the refs and SFA, and we recently saw tennis balls delaying the start. No one is asking for a boycott, but certain actions do have effect.
I’m well aware some on here aren’t fans of the Green Brigade but they are the only group that have publicly threatened action thus far,, ie Higgins or Us.
As such I applaud them for no other group is walking the walk after talking the talk, yet.
Plus they have an Ace up their sleeve, the vibe they bring.
The Higgins appointment has the potential to impact the matchday experience on the negative side. We are one appointment away from a stand off, helping the share price tank, and customer grumblings the experience has suffered,,,
This one could grow.
If the team really is feeding off the crowd as Ange stated, and the GB walk away, then Houston we have a problem. When the politics get soo bad they impact upon the field of play,then it’s truly time for all parties to sit down and start talking.